Alignment in total knee arthroplasty. A comparison of computer-assisted surgery with the conventional technique.

@article{Bthis2004AlignmentIT,
  title={Alignment in total knee arthroplasty. A comparison of computer-assisted surgery with the conventional technique.},
  author={H B{\"a}this and Lars Perlick and Markus J Tingart and Christian M Luering and David Zurakowski and J. Grifka},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={682-7}
}
Restoration of neutral alignment of the leg is an important factor affecting the long-term results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Recent developments in computer-assisted surgery have focused on systems for improving TKA. In a prospective study two groups of 80 patients undergoing TKA had operations using either a computer-assisted navigation system or a conventional technique. Alignment of the leg and the orientation of components were determined on post-operative long-leg coronal and… CONTINUE READING